Peanut Beef Stir-Fry Recipe

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Peanut butter lends a subtle flavor to this easy beef dish shared by Rita Reifenstein of Evans City, Pennsylvania. Tip: "For a change of pace, try ground beef. It's great within served over noodles," she says.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 5 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) beef broth
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • Dash pepper
  • 1 beef top sirloin steak (1 pound), thinly sliced
  • 1 cup sliced onion
  • 1 cup sliced celery
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 305 calories, 17g fat (5g saturated fat), 76mg cholesterol, 609mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 26g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the cornstarch, broth, soy sauce, peanut butter, sugar and pepper until smooth; set aside. In a large skillet or wok, stir-fry the beef, onion and celery in oil for 5-8 minutes or until meat is no longer pink. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer.
  2. Stir cornstarch mixture and add to the pan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Peanut Beef Stir-Fry in Quick Cooking May/June 2005, p40

Full-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.

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That_One_Amy User ID: 4811541 134185
Reviewed Mar. 11, 2014

"I quite liked this dish. I made it as-is per recipe. it had a pleasant peanutty flavor and a very nice consistency. I served it over white rice and thought it was delish. Hubby, on the other hand who is very traditional liking very average flavors was not a fan at all. I think he feels peanut buter belongs on the kids' plates at lunch...that's how he is. However if you like different flavors and like to try new things, this is the dish for you. Also, super easy to prepare."

katlaydee3 User ID: 3741999 98855
Reviewed Nov. 4, 2011

"This was really good. I served it over rice with eggrolls on the side."

Seminoles User ID: 1412865 137685
Reviewed Feb. 19, 2009

"This was easy and so good. I sprinkled crushed peanuts on top for some extra flavor and crunch."

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